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keep their centrifuges spinning. but we're in, again, close consultation with the obama administration about ways of preventing iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities. that conversation is very intimate, very close and continuous. >> does that mean you don't have a problem or you do have a problem? >> i want to say we're talking about it very closely. >> i'll leave it at that. >> thank you. >> mr. ambassador, thanks very much for coming in. >>> an fbi probe explodes into a scandal that takes down the cia director. we're learning new details of how that investigation unfolded and the privacy concerns it's now raising. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. that's the value of performance. (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). which house is yours? the one with the
. >> stephanie: okay, lieutenant colonel calf peters fox security news expert. >> the obama administration just as the administration claimed that there was purely coincidence of the benghazi conflict was attacked on the anniversaries of september 11th. now it's purely coincidence that this extramarital affair surfaces right after the election. not before but after but before the intelligence chief go to capitol hill to get grilled. i subject that these chicago guys knew of this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card. >> these tough chicago guys like eric cantor. >> and the republican guy from washington like jacki schechner was telling us? yeah, chicago guys. i'm sure sheldon knows some chicago guys, get some stuff done. >> stephanie: i'll have a little chat with karl rove about the money. >> where did you keep it? what did you do with it. >> stephanie: check in that bag of vipers for the money. >> where's our money, a bag of broken glass. there's your money. >> it's right out there outside of the window. lean out a little further. >> stephanie: jon
is what he says, in part. relationships between the obama administration and business community, first of all, he says has been strained but the business community vigorously supports efforts to conclude a bipartisan fiscal accord. i believe tax increase, especially for the wealthiest, are appropriate, but only if they are joined by serious cuts in discretionary spending and entitlements. number of ceos and companies agree and support principles that call for a comprehensive and balanced solution to the debt problem, increased tax revenues and decreased spending. it's a fascinating op-ed. >> i generally don't like to associate myself with telling people to read lloyd blankfein op-eds, but it's really well written. it's not new. the only thing that's new, you're seeing business leaders say, yes, i get it. we've got to pay higher taxes, but he frames it really well. he really frames the business and the president of the administration have got to come together. he starts the column that way, talks about lincoln and team much rivals, doris kearns go goodwin's book and says this is like ro
specific things have members said about the obama administration's response that has not been adequate enough? >> will come you hear different democrat and from republicans. republicans are particularly critical. they believe the obama administration should have known right away. this is not a spontaneous attack, not part of the protest, for example. they want to understand who knew what when. what does the president know about the attack? what is his national security team now? now they want to know who knew about the securities and the lead up to the attack because there were people in tripoli and libya saying that there wasn't enough security concerns because of the things going on in libya. >> mccain, graham and india yesterday made remarks about u.n. ambassador susan rice. what did they say in what is it mean in context context of the benghazi attacks? >> well, basically what they said is they don't trust her. they said she should have known better that you say five days after the attack but it looks to be a spontaneous response to anti-muslim video. they said she should have know
mccain that they are not going to cooperate with the second administration of barack obama, that they are going to stall out all of his nominations. this is their warning shot that they are going to filibuster her appointment and perhaps anybody else's. i think that's what it is. and here is the intelligence committee member. >> again, i'm really confused. the only point in contention really is whether or not this attack emerged from a protest and as soon as the information became clearer and it did take some time for that to happen, then that was perfectly clarified. there is absolutely -- it's inconceivable to me for anybody to speculate there would be a deliberate misleading of the american people. why would there be? it's perfectly inconsequential al. there was a spontaneous demonstration and the terrorist groups organize niced to take tunistic advantage of it or not. in any case, there is no advantage to mislead the american people in that regard. i mean you have to have motivation behind it and there is none. and as soon as the intelligence became clearer and as a mem
as one of the most popular members of the obama administration. clinton talks about how she's been in the political spotlight for 20 years. and she wants her life back. fair enough. says she wants to sleep, relax. okay. but what about after that? while hillary clinton has repeatedly said she won't run for president again, this is the same woman who says politics is in her dna. she is after all a clinton. and with a resume that includes secretary of state, senator, first lady, well, a democratic nomination is probably hers for the taking if she wants it. vice president joe biden's keeping the door open to a possible 2016 presidential run although he recently acknowledged it might depend on the economy. a memo to the vice president might also depend on hillary clinton. here's the question, is hillary clinton the answer? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. never too early to start speculation. >> special for those of us who are political news junkies. i've been saying for a while no inside information. i suspect she still has that passio
the obama administration from defending delma to arguing it is unconstitutional has recommended to the court that its grants in the winter case. there's a lot of petition confront. there's only two cases where there's a court of appeals opinion. the winter case in the second circuit and one from the first circuit. i think the winter case is the more likely one, in part because the justice department has recommended that. so i really think that case is going to become that case is going to be a. i would be extremely surprised if the supreme court does not grant review in that case. and we cannot get a decision on the constitutionality of doma. the other two cases, the famous case which chad those a little bit about, is the prop eight case in california. that's from ninth circuit appeals decision, which by a two to one vote struck down prop eight. the supreme court denied search. the impact of that will be to affirm the ninth circuit opinion and prop eight will be unconstitutional. i think it's a big question what the court is going to do. there aren't and speak to the court that look, you don
says he plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid for recovery efforts here. obama administration officials say they can't comment on that. they haven't seen the details of that request. charlie, norah? >> elaine ,, >>> stormy weather about to slam back onshore. the storm door is opening up just in time for the weekend. a lot of clouds outside into the san jose area. some showers beginning to show up. but it will be picking up throughout the morning hours. and then maybe just tapering off a little bit. you see a lot of yellow and orange moving onshore so rain becoming moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall this morning then tapering off a little bit. temperatures expected to be in the 60s, another band of rain coming in for the commute on the way home. looks like a wet weekend too. >>> at least seven nfl players are knocked out in one weekend. >> one way i would see that happen is if the moms in this world decided to say my little boy can't play football. >> we'll ask commissioner roger go goodell to see what he's protecting players and the future. >> who do you like
. >>> the battle over benghazi. we're putting in focus this morning as lawmakers try to figure out what the obama administration knew when. the administration came under fire in the immediate days after the attack for blaming it on that anti-islam video. we've since learned that it was an act of terrorism, but what are the reasonable expectations of fast intel in a case like this retired brigadier general mark kimmet joins me now from washington. we live in a society, general, where we're used to getting information instantly, has twitter, facebook, pdas spoiled us that even when information on a national security issue is incomplete or delayed? i mean, there is an uproar. >> well, there may be that expectation, and i think the government needs to be very, very careful as we've seen in this incident of getting out in front of the story, getting out in front of the facts there. has to be some wisdom and maturity before you make pronouncements of national security importance before all the facts are known. >> but in terms of pressure, i mean, what kind of pressure is put on washington for some quic
million and above it's less and that's all i'm hearing from the obama administration peter at this point, is that high end thing. that doesn't solve anything at this point. >> right. raising tax rates and saying that's the only way to get revenue is a false choice. all we need to do is grow the economy more than it is today and you will get higher revenues. that's the simple math and again, the context of where we're going with these tax hikes is the u.s. economy is barely growing and why would we want to damage that? why do we want to shrink the private sector just as the time we need to increase it. >> they point out the president, when he signed the last compromise when he did the two-year extension he said it's not the right time to raise taxes. they do understand it can be below 250, more deleterious because people above 250 don't save it or they spend it. they understand it's not good for the economy. the $82 billion we were able to get might hurt the economy to the same extent we'll still be at $1 trillion and at $20 trillion within four or five years. >> last week we talked to da
to trigger a promised review from the obama administration. the report notes that 69 similar petitions according to the alter net have garnered over 670,000 signatures from all 50 states. prompting a review that will no doubt consist of junior white house staffers enjoying a good laugh before placing them in a circular file. not to be left out someone offered another petition to the administration to strip the citizenship from everyone who signed the petition to secede and exile them. so it is good to know after the election and a decisive democratic victory that we are all united now and will never fight again. travis is calling us from chicago, illinois. good morning travis. you're on the "bill press show." welcome. >> caller: good morning, john. >> john: what a pleasure. >> caller: every time i hear all of this big uproar about benghazi thing, it makes me sick because out here in chicago we've got about 20 kids killing each other every weekend. most of them are innocent bystanders getting killed. there is a good handful
into the libya raid and the obama administration's response to it. they also said they would try to block any attempt to nominate susan rice as the next secretary of state, describing her as unqualified for the job after she originally characterized the terror attack as a protest gone wrong. she went on the sunday shows including "meet the press" a couple days after the attack and said that. president obama in his news conference yesterday fired back at senators mccain and graham. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> those republican senators were quick to respond to the
administration. signed on to obama care. what happened with two of the biggest corporations in the country. too broad of a stroke. we're against regulations when, in fact, guys like me got elected because small business own eers would take me into the office and say look at the osha forms. look at all these other forms i have. and so you sit there and you paint a broad brush and you're giving breaks to the big banks on wall street to get corporate welfare and -- >> that's always the tension. the tension is individual people understand how awful it can be to be yoekd to regulations of no help to a business that grosses a million dollars a year and has five employees whereas those regulations are necessary to manage the conduct of a company with 100,000 employees that actually, you know, dumps polluted water. but they're laid out across american business and they don't have an equal impact. they impact those who can least afford to handle them and that's why regulation is a problem. it's less of a problem for big business just as economic down falls and downturns are less of a problem for the wea
a feeling, dr. hamburg, you are being picked on because you're part of the obama administration, and republicans have been picking on obama for four years. and usually their mantra goes jobs, destroying regulation, let industry police itself, we don't want government involved. now they are saying we want more government involvement. and i think they are right. with one appropriate government involvement to stop these things from happening. so, you would think that our obligation would be to figure out, he had the authority? i respect that chairman greatly but i've never understood him to be a great legal scholar. seems to be there's some ambiguity. if there's an ambiguity it's our job to clear it up. you think there's an ambiguity because the law we drafted in 1997 said one thing and the court came in and said something else. you don't know what you can add, what do you can't act. if want to make you act in the future, other than just to beat you up do not i can, we got to make sure you have all of the authority appropriate to act. courts have thrown out part of that 1997 law. t
the obama administration as of today that wisconsin will throw up its hands, basically and leave that responsibility of organizing those exchanges to the federal government. his decision really not unexpected given his long opposition to this law. he stopped implementation last year on the hopes that the law would be overturned either by the u.s. supreme court or by republicans following the november election, but that was not to be, so now scott walker says that he will not take any responsibility for that. that will go back to the federal government. bill: sandy was so devastating as we know. we are learning that houses of war sheurp eve worship are struggling to help themselvesment lauren green is live. what did you find out. >> houses of worships are supposed to be sanctuaries for the broken hearted. countless are in great need of healing themselves. the repair work has done in bay head, new jersey but the road ahead is hrofpblgt the historic structure was built in the late 1800s and designed by boat builders but was never meant to withstand the urge of dirty bay water that s
administration. it's want his fault. well, now it is his fault. >> in 2009 just after president obama was inaugurated, we also spent time in king county, and we met charlotte macaulay who told us -- >> i just asked god that he would help him truly connect with him so that he would know what god's heart was for the united states of america. >> and this is charlotte today at the women's club meeting. >> you told us four years ago that you hoped the lord would help barack obama. >> yes. >> do you think that happened? >> it doesn't appear so. >> and then there was something -- >> all right. that's very interesting, the whole aspect of that. very fascinating story. have they ever given a democrat a chance there in terms of voting in support, or is this something that is specific to president obama? >> well, this is really interesting. in king county even today there are more registered democrats than republicans, but a democrat in rural texas is a lot different than a democrat in new york, los angeles, chicago, or even dallas, houston, or san antonio. back in 1968, back in 1968, hubert hum
accuse the obama administration of we is fairly fictitious. for the past several decades, even as coal production was increasing to record levels, because of increased mechanization, replacement of underground mining, and now mountaintop removal that destroys the entire mountains and ecosystems in west virginia and other parts of appalachia, using fewer and fewer workers to do that. the corporations, the fossil fuel companies that have an addiction to fossil-based fuels are the ones destroying the jobs of workers, but we need to find ways to transition the workers into new, productive jobs, better sustainable, and are building the clean energy economy for this country. the other part of this question about antiquated building codes and other restrictions, the caller is right. it is medieval bad -- that homeowners are restricted from putting solar panels on their houses that would be part of a transition. it is simply medieval -- similarly medieval that a company has not been able to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm in nantucket sound because a relatively small number of w
they perceive to be even handed but what they're doing is encouraging the obama administration, and what they're really doing is encouraging radicals. >> you think the world radicals were emboldened by the election? >> they didn't support romney. they were encouraged by obama. >> stephanie: there is trouble now with israel and that never happened before. >> back in 1972 richard nixon denied anything to do with a low level--had the press not been aggressive nixon would have gotten away with it. and the break in the watergate hotel was not nearly as important as failing to define a terrorist attack that killed four americans. obama made a mistake not getting ahead of the story. he should have given the facts weeks ago and the press let him get away with it, but now the heat is coming down, as it should. >> stephanie: i heard this on limbaugh. worse than watergate. worse than watergate. third rate burglary. >> if i had a nickel every time the far right said something obama did was worse than watergate. >> stephanie: clearly. jim, what are you going to say? >> it can be a terror attack that was i
, and e has promised robust oversight of the obama administration. >> i'm sure he has. [laughter] and speaking of oversight, isn't that -- that's one of the few places on the senate side where there might be a new -- no, i'm sorry. speaking of government reform. what do they call it? >> yeah, tom carper's set to take over that panel. joe lieberman's retiring, and susan collins, who's the ranking republican, is term limited out, again, because as we were talking about with the house folks, senate republicans have that same rule. and so it looks like it's going to be tom coburn. which might seem a little, you know, i think coburn has a reputation of being, um, you know, a finger in the eye kind of guy. but he's actually been very serious, and he has a very talented group of people working for him on that committee doing investigations and what not. and carper's a pretty conciliatory guy. i actually think that they'll probably get along pretty well. and both of them will likely be focused on that government affairs part of the committee. um, not that they're going to ignore homeland
to the cyber experts from the bush administration, from the obama administration, from general keith alexander, the premiere expert in our government? thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. carper: i ask unanimous consent to speak for one more minute, if i could. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mr. carper: this is the first opportunity we'll have had since returning from the election to cast a vote on a meaningful piece of legislation, and as legislation goes, it is about as meaningful as any we're going to come across for a while. if we were in the minority and the republicans were coming to the floor and asking us to support moving to a bill so that we could offer -- so that we could debate it, offer amendments to the bill, i would hope that we would do that. for our republican friends who are fearful that they're not going to have a chance to offer those amendments, senator lieberman, the chairman of the committee, the ranking republican, susan collins, myself -- all cosponsors of the bill -- we will w
and believes that the 39.6 number is still on the table and that the can democrats and the obama administration still have the mandate. >> you're talking higher marginal rate ps p. >> yes. he doesn't believe there are not enough deductions. so many of the ceos that came out of that meeting seemed to be wink winwink, nod nod, says may he's not just talking 35%. deductions plus. >> i thought for sure raising the rate is on the table. that there will be no deal without raising the rate on the wealthy. >> the idea is raising the amount of taxes that wealthy pay and you can get there two different ways. one is by raising the marginal rate, one is raising the effective rate. >> but i don't. >> i've heard that as a way of stopping raising the rate. i don't think there's any discussion -- there will be no deal without eliminating the burke tax cuts on the wealthy. >> i think people are coming around to that view. >> but this is the republican view. >> but i'm saying -- >> if you listened to the president carefully last friday -- >> i'm not ed advocating either friday. >> the president last friday -- th
for their passing regulations and doing things that impacted us for a generation. the obama administration has used it very little credit for adding thoughtful people who are open-minded, who were bunch of conversations with us and release a couple adjectives and one roof regulation can change people's lives forever and for generation of lgbt people. progress the administration will be demands for not only the hills, or continuing agency work with whatever shout out to you, data collection. if at the end of the second bomb at frustration our families are counted across all of the agencies, there will change her ability to access resources. it will discrimination in so many ways and i think, we have to make sure we don't lose sight of those. >> another big thing in terms of some of the regulatory changes have been the impact on the community, which is difficult to get attention in the legislative and judicial framework. and you know, the ability to get a passport is a very basic thing that there's been to your point relatively minor tweaking the regulations than just some good that people who knew h
the attack in benghazi. some are demanding to know why the obama administration initially called the attack a spontaneous issue. they've agreed not to ask questions today about the scandal that forced general petraeus to resign. >>> federal invest garrets arriving in midland, texas, hoping to figure out why a veterans parade crossed on to railroad tracks last night just as the freight train was speeding through. four people were killed in the crash, more than a dozen were hurt. many victims on the float were in wheelchairs and couldn't escape the impact. railroad officials say the crossing gates and lights were working. >>> problems at the post office are getting worse. the postal service reports it lost $15.9 billion this year. three-times what it lost last year. >>> and some troubling news this morning about a rise in carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels. "usa today" reports that in the last three years, eight people have died. at least 170 others have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, after their hotel stays. experts are pushing for hotels to install carbon monoxide detectors in
, a conflict with initial reports from the obama administration. >> general petraeus' testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, terrorist-involved from the start. i told him my questions, i had a different recollection of that, the overwhelming amount of evidence is that it was it arose out of a spontaneous demonstration and was not a terrorist attack. >> so it was u.n. ambassador susan rice who initially said the attack was a spontaneous reaction to the anti-muslim film posted online. she was defended. today, by senator dianne feinstein. >> what susan rice, ambassador rice did, was use talking points, put out originally by the cia, signed off by the intelligence community, and those talking points, as i understand it, were requested by the house committee, and all the intelligence community signed off on it. the key is that they were unclfrunclfr unclassified talking points at a very early stage. >> general mark kemet is in washington. thank you for joining us. the decision here seems to be between classified and unclassified information
of reporters. and i'm sure for the military and for the obama administration. the investigation, the federal investigation of how paula broadwell, his mistress, obtained all this classified information, all be it right now what we know is a pretty low level of classified information. how did she obtain it. did general petraeus give it to her. did he mishandle classified information is the central question and how that is answered will decide his fate. >> carol, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, gary. >> in today's welcome home segment, a u.s. marine who struggled to readjust to civilian life when he returned from iraq finds a way back to normal. he did it through ballet. he tells his story in his own words. >> i'm romonbaca. i'm a u.s. marine, iraq veteran. i'm also the director of the dance company. i started dancing at a smaller studio. that led to transitioning to larger studios. >> make sure your fingers are articulating. >> as typical american, i took a lot of things for granted. i wanted to see if i could do something totally different than being an artist. had something to prove
. in this state they ignored this attack by the obama administration on religious liberties, which obamacare and -- almost 80% of the catholics in this state voted for liberal democrats, abortion. guy think it was a big problem by the church not speaking out. they seem to be so afraid of lawyers and being sued that they were calworks -- were cowards, especially from the pulpits. they totally neglected it. i don't blame the republicans. i blame the catholic church. host: we are asking republicans only this morning to discuss the future of their party, basically because of all the voices that continued on the weekend, republican voices, leaders of the party talking about what mitt romney has said about why he lost and how to afford. rick santorum, a former pennsylvania senator, writes -- today."n "usa as for another republican voice, marco rubio. this is a store in "politico" this morning. -- a story. there's a little of what the senator had to say. [video clip] >> we start with a very simple motion. a way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poor. it's by making poor people
. >>> and some of the obama administration's sharpest critics on benghazi actually skipped the briefing. among them, senator john mccain. when one of our producers questioned him about it yesterday, he got very testy. listen. >> senator mccain, listen, i understand that you did miss this briefing yesterday -- >> i have no more comment -- i have no comments about my schedule and i'm not going to comment on how i spend my time with the media. >> is there a legitimate feeling that you're complaining about wanting more -- >> i have no comment. >> why can't you comment on that? >> because i have the right as a senator to have no comment. and who the hell are you to tell me whether i can or not? >> later, a more cheerful mccain explained what happened to piers morgan. >> it was a scheduling error. i can assure you i got all the information. >> you can tell there that mccain was a little sorry he went off as he did. our producer was ted barrett, one of the best producers and reporters in capitol hill. those questions were not at all inappropriate. >>> 11 minutes after the hour. that hearing mccain wa
, obamacare effects our employee practices as far as benefits we can provide. i noticed that the obama administration is targeting businesses like papa john's pizza, comment openly and honestly saying you add exspent spences to business, the business has to react. it is so naive to watch different callers say different things. there's a pot of money that comes in, that's rf new. there is a pot of expenses that goes out, those are your expenses, every business and family in america starts with the revenue, prioritizes the expenses, and has something left over to live on. these tax policies, when we roll out the--frankly the press, and i'm not on a tangent on liberal media, using the term it's only going to affect the upper 2% of taxpayers, you really got to flesh that out. i hope the congressman would, too. two represent maybe 40% of all the taxes raised. i would like to seat republicans -- we are talking about 40% of all revenue raised. not get into a 2%. reasonable people who make 50 grand are going $250,000 that's a lot to me. if you are only talking about the upper two people, we ar
moment. i think the message you hear from the obama administration is that moment is not coming back again. you have to pick your fights and pick them according to national interests. i think what will be fascinating in the mideast, as you saw in libya, where we got into a discussion, a debate between the republican defense secretary, robert gates, who said there is no national interest here and people like secretary clinton, susan rice and others who said we have a responsibility to protect and not was the argument for going in and -- that was the argument for going in. that argument remains unsettled today, and that is the doubt i think you were picking up on in your question. >> i will make several comments. in europe, a look at it this way. first, when you look at, globally, countries, the united states has had the capability, and even in this period of time, but secondly, it is the united states that has taken the responsibility and stepped forward. i cannot point to another country that has been willing to take that responsibility. having said that, david refers to how we
will come the president and obama administration promised if more reform happened here in myanmar. willie? >> chuck todd traveling with the president in myanmar. thanks. >>> it was no surprise who brought down the house at the american music awards. korean superstar rocking out gangnam style. it was a special guest that electrified the theater. ♪ yes, that's the one and only mc hammer, proving he's still too legit to quit. and those hammer pants are making a come back. talk more about the amas and justin beiber's big night at the awards coming up. 7:12. natalie, matt, al, time to pull the hammer pants out. >> you were sharing each leg. >> hammer pajamas. how old is mc hammer. >> he looks amazing. >> he's good. he's good. >> willie, thank you very much. appreciate it. >>> mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> i have to hammer snug ee. midsection of the country, look at this, in australia, one of the most well defined water spouts i've seen. the same system that spawned this caused massive damage on land. 2,000 homes damaged or destroyed, just really amazing video. closer to home in th
administration particularly the obama years and whether we are getting any stronger or whether we are in a more precarious position than we have been before. >> host: mary in chris christie, texas, you are on booktv with david rothkopf. >> caller: i find this conversation very interesting. i was wondering if you could comment on the reckoning that is to come a little bit. >> guest: one dimension of the reckoning that lies ahead is the competition between capitalism. right now in the united states coming out of a period where we have in the ascending power, we have been the ones who have sort of set the standard for all markets and governments should work together but clearly the asian economies are thriving and growing faster and their version of capitalism which is a much bigger role for government, which has government playing more of a straw role in picking winners and losers, determining who gets educator and how they get educated, those forms of capitalism seem to be gaining the upper hand in the global debate and we have to recognize if we don't address the flaws in our own system like th
. catherine, thanks so much. yesterday president obama testified his administration's handling of the consulate attack that killed four americans. take a listen to this exchange went president and ed henry. >> i wanted to ask about the families of these four americans killed. sean smith's father ray said he believes his son basically called 911 for help and didn't get it. and i know you said you grieve for these four americans. that it's being investigated. but the families have been waiting for two months. i would like to -- for you to address the families if you can. on 9/11 as commander in chief did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> ed, you know, i'll address the families not through the press, i'll address the families directly as i already have. and we'll provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day. that's what the investigation is for. but as i said repeatedly, if people don't think that we did everything we can to make sure that we saved the lives of folks who i sent there and who were carrying out miss on behalf of
around in washington to replace key members of president obama's cabinet. james rosen has a closer look. >> administration officials about cabinet shuffles aimed at susan rice will face in the u.s. senate if as reported she is tapped as secretary of state. >> i think there would be an organized effort by a number of senators to make sure susan rice is not confirmed as secretary of state should the president these not to nominate her. you have to have tough questions to see susan rice failed that test. >> a hand with particular interest in genocide rice has faced sharp scrutiny when she appeared on five shows press ago narrative on the benghazi attack that has since been discounted as false. >> does the president have confidence that rice could conquer future cabinet posts? >> i will not engage in speculation about personnel matters. >> the president believes ambassador rice has done an excellent job and is grateful for her service. >> oo senator john kerry the democratic presidential nominee and foreign relations committee serving as defense secretary. the vietnam veteran who turned aga
by once again welcoming president barack obama and his administration to thailand. thailand is the first country president obama choose to visit following the election less than two weeks ago. we recognize the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and
it on bush, last administration, not his fault. well, now it is his fault. >> reporter: in 2009, just after president obama inaugurated, we spent time in king county, we met charlotte mccauley. who told us -- >> i asked god that he would help him truly connect with him so he would know what god's heart was for the united states of america. >> reporter: and this is charlotte today at the women's club meeting. you told us four years ago that you hoped that the lord would help barack obama. do you think that happened? >> it does not appear so. >> reporter: and then something we have heard before. what does it bother you the most about the first term? >> not being honest about where he was born, and different like things like that. to me, he seems dishonest. >> reporter: he said he was born in hawaii. said that a long time. i'm wondering if, a, have you heard that? if you have, why don't you believe it? >> i just don't believe anything he says. >> reporter: there are certainly people in king county who don't believe the president about the country of his birth, and they also question his faith.
rice and her role in the administration's response to benghazi. a possible replacement for secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> now president obama has the gall to float the name as possible secretary of state. to the actually misinform the american people during this crisis. >> hillary clinton also testify next month before the house foreign affairs committee about the attack on libya. >>catherine: david petraeus will testify tomorrow before the senate and house intelligence tends he has resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. if the want to hear his testimony on the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi >> things are quickly deteriorating in israel. they are fighting back. this could be an all out ground war between the israelis and the palestinian militants in the gaza strip. you can see the chaos that it has cost. palace to land malef militants-d palestine have targeted 350 rockets towards tel aviv. 18 of their own were killed in palestine in of the israeli military is moving troops to the israeli gaza strip border for proportion of apostle from the attac
the story on "meet the press." barack obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in the whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers the cia just wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are not buying that was rice's motive. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> the white house says president obama had a constructive meeting today with congressional leaders about the looming fiscal cliff. the president met with top house and senate leaders for more than an hour this morning at the white house. they began talks of how to avert the cliff of automatic tax increases and spending
obama running for reelection, he might name her secretary of state. >> this is an administration led by a president who said when he ran for office that he would take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> reporter: republicans still charge rice with distortion. >> she knew at that point in time that al qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> reporter: petraeus knew it was al qaeda. he agreed to put out the different account. but not, he said, for political reasons. petraeus told lawmakers up here today, u.s. intelligence wanted to keep secret what it knew, and how it knew it. but republicans up here are not buying that that was rice's motive. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> there is news tonight about the high-level connections of joe kelley, the woman who helped launch the petraeus scandal. joe kelley and her sister visited the white house complex three times this year. twice they ate in the white house cafeteria. they were guests of a mid-level worker at the white house, who met the kelley family on a
administration, no, sir knot a lot of trust in the obama team of him, fear that he could run for president, not a great relationship between him and the president, seem to have been repaired, had to be part of the backdrop here, a certain lack of trust. >> well, general petraeus spent much of the last decade abroad, he hasser is thfd country very well. did the honorable thing. we have this tendency in washington to want to tear people down when they have made a mistake, when they have fallen -- a legitimate american hero, he has got great contributions to make in the future. he will clearly have to navigate this very difficult personal issue but he has served this country well and this country is more secure today because of general david petraeus and this country owes him a debt of gratitude for that. >> no question about that doris, as i have said this weekend, not exactly a topic that brings husbands and wives closer together. your thoughts about this in terms of what should happen? >> i don't know. i think in general, i wish we could go back to the time when the private lives of our pu
ambassador rice and the administration politicized those talking points. >> she went beyond that and she even mentioned that under the leadership of barak obama, we have decimated al-qaeda. she knew at that point in time that al-qaeda was very likely responsible in part or in whole for the death of ambassador stevens. >> i really think ambassador rice has been treated unfairly. >> congressional source told fox news that rice had access to unclassified and classified information and could is easily learned that by september 14, f.b.i. agents had determined there was no protest at that consulate based on interviews with the diplomatic security agents. >> of course, we'll stay on this story as it continues to unfold. katherine, thank you very much. a warning tonight from the terrorist organization hamas. the message? no place in israel is safe. the militants say they're making that point clear by launching rockets at jerusalem in tel aviv. nobody reported hurt in those attacks and the rocket hamas fired at jerusalem actually landed outside the city. it's the first time a palestinian rocket has h
during the entire bush administration. by the time president obama is rehydrated on january 20th, there's probably about 300 in his first term. cipro is an example of something the united states was worried about defensively, but was only beginning to go ostensibly at the very end of the bush administration. olympic games, program against iran was something that managed to expand considerably until someone made a programming error and got out to the world. special forces is something we've been lying on far more now as a light footprint strategy than we ever did before. with each one of these repulsive discovered that the return curve of when other powers or nonstate actors will have the same technology is shorter and shorter. so you now, we see china, israel, others have drones now. every nymphet drums right now. it's going to be a very short time. before we do with the other side of that. we're already dealing with cyberattacks each and every day on our infrastructure, not the kind in the olympic games, but similar kinds. the answer to your question is it can reinforce existing power
: that was two days ago. president obama was touting what he perceived as economic progress under the administration. but yesterday there was some bad news with regard to unemployment for the president. the weekly jobs report showed the number of people filing for unemployment insurance ballooned to 439,000. that was up 78,000 from the week before and the highest figure that we had seen in 18 months. so is this now the new normal and are the president's policies to blame or was it something else. let's ask our panel. jennifer, rick, and taraa democratic strategist. rick, you're a money guy here. was this totally due to hurricane sandy or what was it? >> probably totally due to hurricane sandy. we'll know within a couple of weeks. if they come back down to lower levels, which is 50 or 60,000 lower than we saw in the latest number, we'll know it was a one-time thing. there is a lot of other things going on. we know that big businesses and small businesses both have stopped hiring if they don't have to and stopped spending money until they figure out what these guys in washington ar
] >> getting the relationship right is something we will get right in president obama's second term. we have taken steps to that this morning in beijing. this has been an intense focus of the administration. the president had 13 face to face meetings with president obama we have built out an extensive set of mechanisms with channels of communication to work on this relationship and i think it has resulted in a positive and constructive relationship. there will be issues but we put in place a superstructure for the way to manage these issues going forward. i spent an enormous amount of time with the chinese leadership and i think we can have put in place the mechanisms to have a productive and constructive relationship and i look forward to working with the new leadership in beijing. host: related to what he was saying, i want to go back to your piece on foreign affairs -- as the u.s. tries to rebalance its strategic priorities and asia -- explain what that means. guest: it is rebalancing strategic focus on resources. it is a way -- is pointing them away from the middle east. it is clear that
the crisis. president obama actually kind of turned away from the region, from the conflict. but now there is noise to do what he can do in the second administration, not the first. it always frustrates american presidents, and if the realities remain as they are, and again, the introduction of this hamas as an element. the hamas armed by the iranians. and hamas granting iran a beachhead in the mediterranean. >> i found it very interesting, when i was speaking, somebody who knows the region very well, our very own jim clancy, covering the region for years. he said the strategy is antiquated, the way that israel is proceeding with the conflict, nobody will reach a resolution. >> well, i don't think i would put it this way. i think when the government is facing a rogue organization and the government is living under rockets and living under missiles from gaza, there is no choice but to do -- but to have these encounters and to have these incursions. but we must go back and look for fundamental settlements between israel, the world ignored it for years. i think we need to look at it aga
-end tax cuts expire. what obama had been campaigning on and what voters want overwhelmingly. so you know, the administration has actually been fairly optimistic about where boehner is and negotiating with boehner and negotiating maybe with some of the rank and file who are more likely to come to an agreement. maybe go into the senate. and doing this very publicly. they're meeting with a lot of groups with labor groups, with business groups and they've learned their lesson. this idea that in 2011 last year, they could just sit in a room with boehner, hatch out a deal and all would be done. clearly didn't work out very well. after the election, i think the president feels he has a mandate on these issues. if it doesn't work out, it is a great opportunity for him to go use the pulpit, travel the country, sell the ideas and apply public pressure to boehner to give a bit. >> bill: yeah. can we say hello here to sir calling from fort worth, texas. good morning. >> caller: good morning, mr. press. how do youing? >> b
that obama was unaware of the investigation but also the culture in washington where trusted officials are behaving badly. all this is placing a lot of pressure on the president's team. not only will the administration need a new c.i.a. director, they'll also need to replace hillary clinton as circumstance of state and -- as secretary of state and there is talk of bringing in senator john kerry as secretary of defense. some conservatives are criticizing that decision, calling it an odd choice and saying he would do better as secretary of state. for that job though, the president is considering u.n. ambassador susan rice. g.o.p. strategist see this as a chance to re-examine the administration's handling of the attacks in benghazi. senior republican aide who spokane onomously to the "new york times" called rice the poster child for the idea of a white house cover-up. >>> the senate rarely rejects a cabinet pick but this could be a long and painful process ahead of president obama. more bill press is coming up after the brea
about it, the only reason we didn't have immigration reform during the bush administration is because two gentlemen, rahm emanuel in the house and barack obama in the senate decided to vote for an amendment to the immigration bills that actually help the union. they were backed by the unions, and they decided that they would poison the well by voting for those amendments that killed immigration reform. nobody talks about that in the immediate, but it was liberal labor unions and those barack obama in the senate who decided to poison the well. he did it again this time, and i think as republicans we have to be smarter than we have been on this issue in the past. we have to look past the easy of the other side and find a rational solution to immigrati immigration. >> i find common ground with that analysis, raul, and i think also that marco rubio has done a very good job of articulating some of the things that emerged from this white house, and not, not, i don't know that you can, you can make a very strong case that republicans have been hostile on this dialog so much as it has been th
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